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Swagelok Scotland, Teesside & Ireland

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Material Science Tech Talk

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You are invited to join us on Thursday 23rd September for a Tech Talk hosted by Dr Robert Bianco, Swagelok Senior Materials Scientist, Innovation and Technology.

Global energy needs are increasing interest in the use of a more hazardous fluids like oxygen and hydrogen. The hazards associated with the use of these fluids and their impact on the performance of materials will be discussed. Solutions for safely containing these fluids including material selection, production design and selection, and manufacturing protocols will also be presented.


  • Background information and possible applications
  • Hazards and issues with oxygen and hydrogen
  • What is hydrogen embrittlement?
  • Material / product selection for hazardous service
  • Manufacturing and cleanliness requirements
  • Material qualification and regulatory standards

Register your interest before 5pm, Tuesday 21st September.

Click to Register

Please note, there are limited spaces available.


Dr Robert Bianco, Swagelok Senior Materials Scientist

Bob joined Swagelok in May 2017 as a senior materials expert and technical lead for Swagelok's Additive Manufacturing Program, and has earned a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Ohio State University. Bob's technical background and expertise includes additive/advanced manufacturing, high-temperature structural materials, materials characterisation, failure analyses/investigations, and corrosion fundamentals and prevention. Bob has authored or co-authored 18 US/Worldwide patents and over 50 technical articles.